Pixels & Pages

Calling all creative teens! Send us your best poetry, stories, and artwork! Accepted entries will be featured on this page, with a chance to be published in Pixels & Pages, our annual Teen Magazine! Submit your work at any MCPL location, or online at www.mcpl.us/teenzone/publishing.
JANUARY 31, 2012
Moonrise
I’ll never forget the light in your eyes,
Bright like fire, unclouded like the sky,
Much the way a child would see a butterfly,
You were certain and strong, unafraid to ask why.

I’ll never erase the tone in your words,
Laced with sweet sugar and underlying hurt,
Softly spoken of how I’d become your whole world,
And softly of the web of emotions we’d twirled.

I’ll never regret the firm promise we’ve shared,
The light of the stars brightly reflecting our cares,
All smiles and strength as we paced forward scared,
Doing so blindly what no others had dared.

I’ll never betray the trust that you gave,
We grew close as we realized we grew more afraid,
But triumph reigned still somewhere in a new day,
It would all be worth waiting just for our fate.

I’ll never understand how we were both so naïve,
So willing to fight for the right to believe,
In the end bitter bonds kept us from being free,
But through it all your faith never wavered in me.

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Categories: 2011-12Poetry Teen Publishing Project

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JANUARY 31, 2012
Flutter

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Categories: 2011-12Visual Art

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JANUARY 31, 2012
Blossom

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JANUARY 31, 2012
Love

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JANUARY 14, 2012
High School
It won't hit you as you walk in the doors that first day as a freshman. It won't even hit you as you fill out college applications and write your millionth essay as a senior. You'll go through the better part of four years not realizing what you have and what you're losing until you're sitting at college in a dorm room with a complete stranger who you now have to live with. When you get that you won't see your family for almost three months.

Hold on to these days. Act stupid, careless, reckless, have fun. Talk to someone you've never spoken with. Get to know you're graduating class. Take a risk. Tell someone you love them. Embarrass yourself. You're only getting older. Make the most of every moment; stop saving your best for last. The world is full of work after school; have some fun now while you can.

Recognize what you have. High school is stressful, full of drama, and fake friends lurk around every corner, but these ARE the best years of our lives. We are old enough to enjoy ourselves yet young enough not to shoulder a ton of responsibility. I know it's stressful, but embrace it anyway. Be happy with what you have. You're going to miss it when it's gone, however much you complain now.

So wherever you are, whatever drama is going on, just think. In a few years we won't remember what caused the fight or the argument; we'll only remember how much it stung. I know I don't want that. I want to look back and be able to say that these years of high school (even though I'm at the Charter School as of now) prepared me for the real world, not only academically, but in being able to deal with people and relationships. In being mature, in keeping friends, in staying true to myself.

High school's a battlefield. You're not going to make it out the same as you were before and there will be scars. But you can choose to love the experience anyways, to go with the changes, to believe in who you are and who you're becoming and who you will be.

Because when it finally hits you.. you don't want to look back and say I should have.

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Categories: Short Story/Essay 2011-12

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JANUARY 14, 2012
Dirty Hands
Oh, your life just sucks? Well ain't that a shame.
The last I'd heard you were still playing stupid games.
Don't walk on people, and they won't tread on you.
If you'd at least fix your mistakes, you wouldn't always lose.
It's been said before, but I'll tell you once again:
You shouldn't point fingers if you've got dirty hands.

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JANUARY 14, 2012
Hypocritical
They say don't follow the world, but they should be listening too.
I quite honestly don't enjoy hypocrites telling me what to do.
Please, I may not be the strongest, but I can take care of myself.
Every time I have a problem, don't assume that I need help.
Stop whining about whiners, and complaining about those who complain.
Take a look at yourself sometime, because you too can be put to shame.

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JANUARY 14, 2012
Some Magic
Some magic left unnoticed,
Some words left unspoken,
Some wonders left undiscovered,
Some treasures left so broken.
 
Some things left in the shadows,
Some times left best alone,
Some hopes left in a battle,
That they can't win on their own.
 
Some friends left but unwanted,
Some souls left greatly saddened,
Some lonely ones forgotten,
Driven, pushed, and maddened.

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